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COVID-19: 1,072 new cases, recoveries reach 60 percent

5 Jul 2020

 The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Sunday confirmed 1,072 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 46,178. 

Among the newly diagnosed cases, 799 were Omanis and 273 were expatriates. The ministry conducted 3,515 tests on suspected cases in the last 24 hours, of which 1,072 turned positive. 

‘The number of new recoveries is 949, taking the total to 27,917, while the number of deaths has reached 213,’ an MoH statement said. As of Sunday, a total of 458 patients were admitted in hospitals while 121 were in ICU. 

With the rise in number of recoveries, the total recoveries in Oman now has reached over 60 per cent. But the death toll continues to rise, with 10 deaths reported on Sunday.  

MoH calls upon all to adhere to the isolation procedures by staying in an isolated room with an attached toilet and serving the isolated person from outside the room as instructed. It said that social distancing also helps curb the spread of the virus.  

MoH advises all citizens and residents to keep on washing hands with water and soap, avoiding touching the face, nose, mouth, and eyes and following healthy habits when coughing and sneezing.

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